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National Summary


A mild, blustery day today. Many areas dry and while there will be some sunny spells overall it will be cloudy for most and there will also be misty, drizzly conditions for some. Temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in fresh southerly winds.


Tonight: Mild and windy tonight with patchy rain, drizzle and fog. Lowest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees in fresh southerly winds.


Tomorrow, Wednesday: A mild and windy day with temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in strong southerly winds. Some patches of rain, drizzle and fog but most areas dry.


Tuesday night: Mild and breezy with patchy rain, drizzle and fog. Temperatures not falling below 6 to 10 degrees.Wednesday and Thursday: Mild and windy. Some sunny spells in the east but for most cloudy and in the southwest, west and northwest it will be misty with rain at times and hill and coastal fog. Temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in strong south to southeast winds, gusting to gale force. Mild nights.Friday: Quite mild with temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees and the strong south to southeast winds will ease gradually. It will continue misty in the southwest and west with scattered outbreaks of rain. Mainly dry over the rest of the country with a few bright or sunny spells.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1015, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

South-Southwest, 13 Knots, Recent rain, 10 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

South, 20 Knots, Moderate rain, 2 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southwest, 22 Knots, Mist, 1.3 Miles, 1020, Steady

Valentia Automatic

South-Southwest, 13 Knots, Recent drizzle, 7 Miles, 1018, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southwest, 15 Knots, Recent drizzle, 2 Miles, 1016, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South-Southwest, 11 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1015, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 22 Knots, Wave ht: 1.8 m, 1020, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 4.6 m, 1013, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0000 Wednesday 25 January 2017 Issued at 0000 Wednesday 25 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 2100: A strong south to southwest flow covers Ireland between an anticyclone of 1028 hPa centred over the English Channel and an extensive low pressure system of 970 hPa, centered to the southeast of Greenland. Associated fronts are crossing Ireland from the Atlantic.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: Southerly force 6 or 7 and gusty, locally reaching gale force 8 at first between Erris Head and Malin Head. Decreasing south to southwest force 5 or 6 later tonight and for a time on Tuesday later increasing southerly force 6 or 7 and gusty.

Weather: Occasional rain, drizzle and fog

Visibility: Mostly moderate, occasionally poor.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southerly force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6 at times early tonight. Increasing force 6 and gusty later Tuesday.

Weather: Scattered outbreaks of rain, drizzle spreading eastwards night.

Visibility: Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Thursday 26 January 2017: Near gale or gale force southerly winds, reaching strong gale force at times later Wednesday on northwest coasts. Occasional rain, drizzle mist and fog mainly on southwest west and northwest coasts, fair at times elsewhere.

Weather Warnings

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will reach force 6 today on all Irish Coastal Waters and will increase to force 7 tonight in western areas.